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Trainee Assistant Buyer

Trainee Assistant Buyer -
, £20-22,000
, Watford
An established wholesaler of branded goods, currently specializing in collectibles, toys, games, home, and giftware have an exciting opportunity for a Trainee Buyer to join the team at our open-plan office in Watford.

This position is well-suited to a motivated, self-sufficient person with good interpersonal skills who is willing to build exciting new product categories for the business.

Responsibilities -
- Establishing connections with potential new suppliers via trade shows, industry catalogues, Linkedin and other mediums.

- Maintaining relationships with existing suppliers in your product category.
- Arranging samples and presenting opportunities to the rest of the buying team.
- Conducting research in the market relating to the product category, going on comp shop trips, and building and maintaining a strong general understanding of the market.
- Travel to trade shows in the UK and potentially abroad.
- As we are a small team you may also be asked to undertake various other office roles from time to time.
Requirements -
- Highly organised
- Possess a good working knowledge of Microsoft Office (in particular Excel and Outlook)
- Have strong general computer literacy skills (we will provide training on any additional software required by the role)

Additional information -
- Hours 9-5, Monday to Friday
- The office is most easily accessed by car, but we are 10 mins by bus from Watford Underground and 15 mins from Watford Junction.